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04/09/2013 at 19:46

the hummingbird hawkmoth has visited, I'd nearly given up hope

04/09/2013 at 19:50

Went to a farmhouse restaurant up in the Jura mountains this evening and there was a purple buddleia full of them. Will post a picture tomorrow.

04/09/2013 at 19:56


04/09/2013 at 20:01

Just googled the moth and it looks amazing! Lucky both of you 

04/09/2013 at 20:11

it is amazing 4th Panda, it likes ceratostigma which is outside the french doors and gets sun at dinner time so we can sit and watch the visitors

04/09/2013 at 20:13

Last week there were a lot of moths on the buddleja at dusk. (no idea what sort). tonight, warmer weather, not one.

04/09/2013 at 20:16

We've got a lot of Silver Y's, 24 hours a day. they flutter around buddleia and all their other favourites

04/09/2013 at 20:31

At work my eyes have been glued to the buddliea watching out for the Hummingbird Hawk Moths, but no luck, and the buddliea is nearly over now 

04/09/2013 at 20:50

they do like other plants though Dove

04/09/2013 at 22:06

Here one of the hummingbird moths we saw this evening


04/09/2013 at 22:12

They are amazing.

04/09/2013 at 22:30

Ditto Nut. The moth and the photos are amazing or as we 27 year olds say. . . They is totes Amazeballs!!

29/09/2013 at 11:57

I've never seen one, you're so lucky!

27/11/2013 at 20:46

Congratulations on those gorgeous shots, Swiss Sue.

I holiday in Fuschl am See, Salzkammergut, Austria each (late) summer and generaly have hummingbird hawkmoths visit the hotel balcony flower troughs. We were there even later than usual this mid-September and although the moth made visits they were always so fleeting that even with 'camera at the ready' preparation I failed to get anything half as good as your shots! Better luck next year/time, eh???

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